Digital Bedrock to Archive, Preserve Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky,’ ‘Unsane’

Los Angeles-based digital preservation service Digital Bedrock has announced an agreement with director Steven Soderbergh and his company Fingerprint Releasing, which will see Digital Bedrock preserving the digital masters for Soderbergh’s films “Logan Lucky” and “Unsane.... More

Disney Combines D2C Platforms, Tech and International Operations as Part of Reorganization

As part of a strategic reorganization of Disney into four business segments, the company has combined the management of its direct-to-consumer (D2C) distribution platforms, technology and international operations, it announced March 14. The reorganization was designed “to ca... More

NAGRA, MTM Gear Up for ‘Pay-TV Innovation Forum’

Starting this month and running through September, content protection and multiscreen TV solutions firm NAGRA and research firm MTM will produce their third annual “Pay-TV Innovation Forum,” which covers a global analysis of pay TV service provider products and services, in-d... More

Kroll Acquired by Advisory Firm Duff & Phelps

Risk management and cybersecurity solutions firm Kroll has been acquired by global advisory firm Duff & Phelps, the companies announced March 13, with Duff & Phelps picking up Kroll from diversified risk and information services firm Corporate Risk Holdings. Terms of the deal wer... More

Salesforce Exec: Company Continues to Make Progress on AI, But It’s Still ‘Early Days’

Salesforce continues to make strides with its Einstein artificial intelligence (AI) platform, but the industry is still experimenting with AI technology to determine how to best take advantage of its capabilities, according to Bret Taylor, its president and chief product officer.... More

M&E Journal: Managing Static and Active Metadata in Support of Content Preservation

By Linda Tadic, Founder and CEO, Digital Bedrock - Every production requires an investment of money, time, and emotions. When the production is complete and the work released, the content created with that investment should receive as much care as the effort that went into pro... More

NAB 2018: Three Ways We’ll See the Impact of the OTT Transition

By Jason Friedlander, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Verizon Digital Media Services - This year, the transition to over-the-top (OTT) from over-the-air (OTA) continues to send shockwaves through the media ecosystem. Nowhere will the impact of trends like the acceleratio... More

Smart Content West: MarkLogic’s Turner Links Data to Smart Content

LOS ANGELES — For Matt Turner, CTO of MarkLogic, the advances of smart content have come more quickly than he could have dreamed, with more and more media and entertainment firms understanding not only the importance of metadata, but finding better ways of organizing it. Mak... More

Veritone Renews, Expands AI Pact with ESPN to Include TV, Podcasts

Veritone’s aiWARE artificial intelligence (AI) platform will now be used by ESPN for TV and podcasts as part of a renewed and expanded deal that was announced by the companies March 12. Veritone, meanwhile, continues to eye acquisition opportunities, Chad Steelberg, its CEO and... More

Smart Content West: NeuLion’s Crawford Stresses Streaming Data

LOS ANGELES — In 2017, NeuLion managed video for 63,000 live events, delivering more than 300 live linear channels, covering everything from ingest and encoding, to monetization, and apps for its clients. And with all that video work, James Crawford, technology evangelist f... More